World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 6

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A Case of Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm Secondary to Epithelioid Choriocarcinoma

Hide Wee, Ali Akbar Fazuludeen, Keerthi Rajapaksha, Atasha Asmat and Dokeu Basheer Aneez Ahmed
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2017, 6:4

Abstract

Background

Pulmonary Artery psuedoaneurysms (PAP) can cause significant morbidity and mortality in case of a complication and rupture. PAP caused by the malignant tumours is rare.

Case Presentation

We present a case of 35 year old Chinese women who presented with spontaneous left sided chest pain imaging revealed cavitating lesion in the anterobasal segment of her left lower lobe. She underwent thoracotomy and lobectomy. Histology revealed it to be metastatic choriocarcinoma.

Conclusion

This case illustrates that metastatic carcinoma could be a possible etiology for PAP. Proper pre-treatment evaluation of PAP and pulmonary artery aneurysms necessitates surgical biopsy to rule out malignancy.

Keywords

thoracic, pulmonary artery, pseudoaneurysm, choriocarcinoma




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